I thought about Stein?s column in light of the third anniversary of the vicious terrorist attacks of
We learned something about heroism that day, but the passage of time since has taken the edge off the lesson. We again seem to care more about who?s at Morton?s, or who the latest heartthrob is, or our matinee idols than about our troops trying to keep peace in the swirl of Middle Eastern violence.
I agree with Stein. It?s high time we started to recognize who the ?real stars? are. And this sobering anniversary is an opportunity to do just that.
For further reading and information:
Ben Stein, ? How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today?s World? ? E! Online,
Ben Stein, ? The Real Stars ,? CBS News commentary,
Mark Steyn, ? Dems play second fiddle to celebrity egos ,? Chicago Sun-Times,
Peter Applebome, ? A Lasting Gift, From a Terrific Club That Nobody Wanted to Join ,?
William Kristol, ? ?The Unmentionable Odor of Death,? ? Weekly Standard,
Jim Tonkowich, ? Heroism Rediscovered ,? BreakPoint WorldView, September 2002.
Jim Tonkowich, ? Ten Things We Should Have Learned Since September 11, 2001 ,? Christianity Today,
BreakPoint Commentary No. 031111, ? The Promise of Our Country: Making Patriots.?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 030911, ? Terrorism, War, and Evil: Reflections on September 11 .?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 020911, ? Gratitude, Duty and Hope: Thoughts on September 11 .? (Free registration required.)
BreakPoint Commentary No. 020910, ? Rediscovering Heroes: Greatness among Us .? (Free registration required.)
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040531, ? A Soldier?s Valor: Helping and Healing in Iraq .?
Tim Keller, ? Questions on Everyone?s Mind ,? Westminster Theological Seminary,
The ?9/11 Worldview Resource Kit? includes the book Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?: Understanding the Differences between Christianity and Islam by Wilberforce Forum Board of Reference member Dr. Timothy George and When Night Fell on a Different World: How Now Shall We Live? by Charles Colson, a booklet that helps Christians gain a biblical worldview understanding of the events of the day. It also includes a ?BreakPoint This Week? CD including two interviews with Charles Colson, who reflects on the impact and implications of the events of September 11 on American society and the world. To order, call 1-877-322-5527.